Daily Archives: 2018-01-17

    Charles Chong’s million-dollar surplus claim in General Election 2015
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    I chuckled a fair bit when it was announced that Deputy Speaker, Charles Chong was made to be Chairman of the Select Committee to look into the matter of deliberate falsehoods in Singapore. Not because of the 64 year-old veteran politician being inexperienced Read More

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    Why legislate that when the opposition wins – 100% of the operating fund must be transferred to the sinking fund?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the article “AHTC to transfer $14m to sinking fund” (Straits Times, Jan 17). It states that “The Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) has promised to make up for a shortfall in its sinking fund by transferring close to $14 million to Read More

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    Incidents of students being approached by strangers in van, spur warnings sent to parents
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Students are advised to avoid walking alone after female students were approached by strangers and asked to get into a white van on separate occasions within a space of a few days in the vicinity of two international schools in Singapore. Tanglin Trust School’s chief Read More

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    AWARE calls for a budget for gender equality
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Gender equality group AWARE submitted its eighth annual set of recommendations for the National Budget through the public consultation portal REACH on 12 January, calling for the Government to take concrete steps in ending gender inequality. “It’s time to dedicate resources to a Read More

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    Discrepancies between CPF Minimum Sum increase vs inflation rates?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Vincent Low A recent update on CPF website shows that the new Minimum Sum (now called “Full Requirement Sum”) is set at $181,000 for those who turned 55 in the year 2020. According to Ministry of Manpower (MOM) website, it said that Read More

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    SPF warns public of phishing website seeking to obtain sensitive personal data
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Singapore Police Force (SPF) released a warning on Tuesday (16 January) on phishing websites after responding to SMSes (Short Message Service) that were purportedly sent by United Overseas Bank. It stated in a Facebook post that the Police have received reports where victims Read More

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    URA releases flash estimate of price index for private residential property
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has released the flash estimate of the price index for private residential property for the fourth quarter of 2017. Overall, URA stated that the private residential property index increased 1.0 point from 137.6 points in third quarter of Read More

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    More arrested for oil heist and additional charges filed
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The authorities have earlier brought additional charges on Monday (15 January) against nine Singaporeans who were behind the multimillion-dollar fuel oil heist at Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery. According to Today Online, there were more suspects who have been arrested in relation to the case, Read More

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    HDB: 700 cases of dislodged tiles in the first half of January
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Housing and Development Board (HDB) announced that there are 700 cases of dislodged tiles in the first half of January, with more than half of the cases involving tiles installed by the HDB. The spokesperson for the board stated that the number of cases Read More

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    2018 MOE Kindergarten open house and registration exercise
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that a total of 24 MOE Kindergartens (MKs) will be participating in this year’s MK registration exercise for K1 admission in 2019. Among the 24 kindergartens, 13 will be conducting the registration exercise on 24 and 26 Read More

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